Black-and-white Snapper (species: Macolor niger) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Macolor niger
Black-and-white Snapper

©Andy Lewis: Juvenile Black-and-white Snapper, Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Subadult Macolor niger at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Adult Macolor niger at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island. One of a group of six: three black adults and three black and white subadults of similar size.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Lutjanidae
Genus Macolor
Species Macolor niger



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 75 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Miller, T.L. and T.H. Cribb (2013). Dramatic phenotypic plasticity within species of Siphomutabilus n. g. (Digenea: Cryptogonimidae) from Indo-Pacific caesionines (Perciformes: Lutjanidae). Systematic Parasitology, 86: 101-112. LIRS catalog number 1730.
  • Miller, T.L. and T.H. Cribb (2007). Coevolution of Retrovarium n. gen. (Digenea: Cryptogonimidae) in Lutjanidae and Haemulidae (Perciformes) in the Indo-west Pacific, International Journal for Parasitology, 37: 1023-1045. LIRS catalog number 1127.